Dash's Countdown to Christmas

Last year Dash, Elf on the Shelf and Santa’s inside man at MPDC caused quite a bit of mischief. His cheeky antics and hiding places were beloved, but not so much by the big man himself.

This year, to get back on Santa’s ‘Nice’ list, Dash has to shine the light on others instead of himself.

Everyday leading up to Christmas, Dash will introduce you to our staff so you can get to know us a little better, and he can perhaps earn his way back to the North Pole. 

There are a wide varaiety of people who work at Council, like Sandy Barnes and Mike van Bysterveldt who volunteer with Fire and Emergency NZ in Te Aroha. We have staff members like Jo Gifford, who has survived cancer and now helps raise funds for vital cancer research and education and eight men and women who will participate in the Oxfam 100km walk next year, raising money to help fight global poverty.

So, if you want to meet some of our awesome staff, check out our Facebook page at 10am every morning - and because it's Christmas, there will be presents. 

Mike and Sandy